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Giveaway: Penny for your thoughts (or, like a whole bunch of them)

Giveaway: Penny for your thoughts (or, like a whole bunch of them)

I began penning this post yesterday, as I was sitting in an airport terminal, waiting for my flight home (you know it’s a quick turnaround when you can check in for your arriving and departing flights at the same time), and I can’t help myself from people watching. I’ve always been something of a “yenta”( as my grandma would have put it )– I love observing from a far and trying to figure out the story going on behind a person’s often paper-thin facade. And the best place to people watch? The airport, obviously. Don’t you wonder what people are thinking? What their fun secret indulgences are? How ironic is it now I’m working on this post, about pennies for our thoughts (and a whole lot of them) — we have...

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Giveaway: $50 American Express Gift Card!

Giveaway: $50 American Express Gift Card!

Last week, I did a giveaway of a $250 American Express gift card to get you all ready for back to school. I promised I’d be following up this week with more fun for those of you who missed out, and here we are! The winner is being notified today, and will have lots of options to choose from in their prize: You can redeem MR points for increments as low as 2,500 to get gift cards in $25 increments, and this week, if you are not that lucky winner, you  still have a chance to win and earn more points. (Check out how I used my points last week!) Today’s giveaway is easy: The most important thing to me in the world is loving and supporting your friends, and today’s giveaway — it’s all about sharing and friendship!  I recently...

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Giveaway: Go back to school with a $250 American Express gift card!

Giveaway: Go back to school with a $250 American Express gift card!

For a lot of you guys out there, this week and next mark back-to-school time! For me, this time of year was all about the “newness” — fun new school supplies, great new clothes, fighting with my mom about MY idea of what to wear the first day of school (vs: what she believed I should wear)! And, let me tell you, I’m upwards of 30 now, and life hasn’t changed all that much! Interestingly, American Express is launching a week-long daily Twitter Sweeps to kick off “Back to School on Points.” In celebration of this super cool idea, I’ve created a “back-to-school look” using American Express Membership Rewards Points and paired it up with an opportunity for one of you to win a $250 American Express Gift Card! You can redeem...

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Savvy Online Shopping Series: My Online Shopping Tips

Savvy Online Shopping Series: My Online Shopping Tips

As I mentioned in a post last week, I had partnered with American Express to share some of my biggest online shopping mistakes – and then you shared many of yours. We’re also giving away $250 in gift cards and shopping credit - and you best be entering that giveaway soon because it’s about to end! However, as promised, I wanted to share some of my OWN shopping tips, to help you shop better (and safer) online – and shopping online is one thing I’m pretty confident about – because I do it so often! 1. Use Familiar Web Sites Yes, you will search and find crazy awesome deals at sites you never heard of. Be wary. Shop trusted sites, and you will have less reason to worry. 2. Don’t Tell All There’s certain info that needs...

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Instant Love: American Express to Launch Facebook Deals App

Instant Love: American Express to Launch Facebook Deals App

I’m a little behind on my news this week — I was in Mexico this weekend and just came back late last night, but apparently I missed some awesomeness:  USA Today reports that American Express and Facebook have partnered for a Facebook app that will offer Facebook users deals and special offers based on their interests and likes. USA Today says 100 companies have already signed on to offer deals through the new American Express app. Bloomberg reports that the American Express “Link, Like, Love” will enable American Express to mine people’s Facebook relationships, interests and “likes.” People do like deals, but some Facebook users may not want their Facebook data “mined” by American Express. Information about...

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